Composer

Theatre

Not Invisible – Just 50

Charlotte Palmer:

The Invisible Woman

I recently rekindled my friendship with Charlotte Palmer, a fellow student from my days at Middlesex Polytechnic. In the intervening years, she has had some notable successes: East Enders, Coronation Street, Extras and Ab Fab to name but a few. Now living in my home town of Bath, she invited me to create some music for her Edinburgh show ‘The Invisible Woman Is Not Invisible, She’s Merely Over 50’.

Facilitating Change

Previous collaborations with Mark Bishop at Big State Theatre led to an introduction to Reach Inclusive Arts. This group runs the Partners Theatre Co, an inclusive company of disables performers, based at the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon. They commissioned me to create a soundtrack for their play ‘The Change Room’ which was centred around computer gaming.

Creative Connections

Having established myself as a composer for dance, whilst studying in London, it was a natural step to write scores for live theatre. So, when fellow graduate and theatre director Andy Burden asked me to create some music for his stage adaptation of The Fisher King, I said ‘yes’. This led to work with Big State Theatre, Prime Theatre, Cause for Applause and others.

Theatre Credits

The Invisible Woman – The Rondo Theatre; dir. Charlotte Palmer

Bike to the Future – The Rondo Theatre; self-directed

Think of a Conclusion – Bath Fringe; self-directed

Think of a Sequel – Bath Fringe; self-directed

Think of a Song – Bath Fringe; self-directed

The Change Room – Partners Theatre Co; dir. Yvonne Chamberlain

Old World – Prime Theatre; dir. Andy Burden

The Government Inspector – Full Tilt Theatre Co; dir. Pat Welsh

Animal Farm – Cause for Applause Theatre Co; dir. Kirsten Lane

Fetch!Big State Theatre; dir. John Nicholson (Peepolykus)

Fire StarterBig State Theatre; dir. John Nicholson

16 Types of Happiness – Big State Theatre; dir. Andy Burden

Hitting Dennis Big State Theatre; dir. Andy Burden

Hysteria – The Rondo Theatre Co; dir. Iris Leonard

The Tempest – Innerroom Theatre; dir. Andy Burden

The Fisher King – Innerroom Theatre; dir. Andy Burden

Swan Lake – SNAP Theatre; dir. Andy Graham